Normandy Park Ale House

A long hot summer should lead you to visit the Normandy Park Ale House (formerly Kayak Bar and Grill) at 19803 1st Ave. S. Owners Joel, Bryan and Evan Stedman, along with their dad Larry Stedman are betting men.

They have put their heart and wallets into being the best Ale House in the Northwest. The Stedman family also owns Magnolia Village Pub and Lamplighter Public House. The Normandy Park Ale House starts with carrying more than 17 different types of beer and nine rotating taps. The brews are complemented by an extraordinary menu of tasty creations from chef Todd Larson who has prepared some of the most unique northwest cuisine at Ray's Boathouse and FX McRory's in Seattle. Try the crab cake sliders or the hummus wrap.

The strawberry & apple salad has an apple cider vinaigrette dressing topped with pecans. You can add the no-guilt salted caramel brownie for fun. The Ale House serves true cod fish & chips and the pub burger is served on a brioche bun with cheddar cheese. Manager Jeremy Johns brings his skill from the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle. Bartender and assistant manager, Rob O'Neil perfected his trade at Paddy Coyne's on Pier 70 as well as the Wilde Rover in Kirkland with manager Jeremy.

A superior wine list and mixed drinks from the classy back bar should suit any level of taste. Normandy Park Ale House is open now. Drop in from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and Friday/Saturday from 11:30 to 2:00 a.m. p.m. Phone ahead for reservations of six or more - 206-592-6986.

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